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Age: 13,806.4 ± 4,862.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G15466A
Parent Branch: R0a
Descendant branch(s): R0a3a


Haplogroup R0a3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 8,900 and 18,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

Phylotree History is the maternal (mtDNA) tree of humanity. It is maintained by Dr. Mannis Van Oven. Each build is a major update to the tree. The current build is #17.

10R0a315466Released 10 Aug 2010
11R0a315466Released 7 Feb 2011
12R0a315466Released 20 Jul 2011
13R0a315466Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14R0a3G15466AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15R0a3G15466AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16R0a3G15466AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17R0a3G15466AReleased 18 Feb 2016

GenBank Samples

GenBank is a database of genetic sequence data. It is run by the United States National Institute of Health. It serves as the main repository for mtDNA full sequence profiles. Samples come both from published academic literature and donations from genetic genealogy community members. In addition to GenBank samples, listings below may include other samples published but not submitted to GenBank such as those from the HapMap project.

Note: GenBank results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg IDPublicationMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5017399Černý et al., 2011noneR0a3:315.1C, 489, 3220, 3834, 16519
Hap5017400Černý et al., 2011R0a3:146R0a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 3505, 8047, 12474, 14906G, 16519
Hap5017441Černý et al., 2011noneR0a3:309.1C, 315.1C, 374, 10172, 10653, 12474, 16145, 16352, 16519
Hap5021125Derenko et al., 2013noneR0a3:292.1ATAT, 315.1C, 11465, 12175, 16519

Geno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10072590AustraliaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

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